Michalea Gindler (11) uses her social media to spread encouragement and faith.

Gindler spreads faith on social media

Olivia Wolff, reporter May 25, 2021

Social media can often be found as a source of negativity and controversy, but for Michaela Gindler (11) she uses it to faithfully inspire others. After growing up in the church, attending PSR, and...

Natalie Baker (10), Rylie Huether (11), and Eva Beidle (11) hold up their medals from the state competition for the FBLA Broadcast category.

3 OHS entries qualify for FBLA Nationals – one of them unexpectedly

Ava Hounsom, reporter May 25, 2021

When Eva Beidle (11), Rylie Huether (11), and Natalie Baker (10) competed in the FBLA district competition, they got second place in Broadcast Journalism. To move onto state, they needed to get first place.  “At...

Aurora Baker (12) holding her certificate of merit for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Baker gets ahead of the class and becomes national merit finalist

Bethany Whitener, reporter May 18, 2021

Being a year younger than the rest of your class and becoming a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship award seems to be unheard of. But Aurora Baker (12) accomplished just that.  Before entering...

Tomas Aguado with his two children, Madeleine and Braxton Aguado, during the time period in which he was awaiting his transplant.

Aguado shares her father’s story for National Organ Donation Awareness Month

Emma Borage, reporter May 18, 2021

April is National Organ Donation Awareness Month, and although the month has ended, it is still important to remember how the need for organ transplants affects people all over the U.S., including in the...

Katie Seithel (12) browses the libraries collection for a new book.

Seniors open a new book and create Tiger Tales

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster April 19, 2021

For their last year at OHS, two seniors wanted to put their names in the history books by creating a new club.  President Vicky Riordan and Vice-President Katie Seithel created the Tiger Tales book...

Emma Rushing (10) has published her first book,

OHS teen author dives under the sea in her new book

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster April 13, 2021

Oakville has had not one, but two students become published authors within the last 10 years.  First, OHS alum Hannah Hoffmiester published all five books of her “Dream Ring” series before graduating...

GSA Sponsor Leah Black talks with GSA members in the OHS Library.

GSA overcomes prejudices throughout the years

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster March 12, 2021

While many students have heard of Oakville’s GSA, not everyone knows the hard-won victory of it’s beginning. In 2007, the club was started by freshman Johanna Brown with the help of Mr. Ed Taylor. “We...

Mr. Gerdes shows off the cameras he uses to capture the beauty in the world around him.

Gerdes captures nature through a lens

Morgan Herrick, reporter March 5, 2021

Many of us have our own way of expressing ourselves and enjoying our free time. For Mr. Rodney Gerdes, a social studies and economics teacher at OHS, expression is found in photographing the great outdoors.  Gerdes...

Melisa Vilic  (12) sitting amongst her many acceptance letters. She will be going to WashU on a full ride scholarship.

Vilic earns full ride to Washington University

Leyla Vilic, reporter February 18, 2021

The college admissions process is stressful and tedious under normal circumstances, and even worse when seniors are expected to apply during a pandemic.  New restrictions, limits on students' applications,...

Katie Seithel (12) holding up the climate sign for Care about Climate.

Determined to succeed, Seithel pushes to be her best

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster January 27, 2021

Almost a year ago, Katie Seithel (12) took the ACT test and got a 34. Five months later, she took it again, but only to score another 34.  In the eyes of many students and teachers a 34 is a great...

Ms. Cassity on the medal stand her senior year of high school when she and her partner won the state tennis doubles championship for Clayton High School.

Cassity uses past experiences for teaching at OHS

Olivia Wolff, reporter January 14, 2021

As a high school student, Ms. Connor Cassity went through a difficult period of her life that caused her to go through many changes. This included moving schools and homes for personal reasons.  After...

“I did this look on Halloween (10/31/19) and including my base makeup, it took 2 hours to complete,” said Neely.

Neely faces the world with courage

Jack Butchart, reporter January 14, 2021

As someone who describes herself as a quiet individual, her face tells a different story. Shannon Neely is a senior at OHS who spends a lot of time working on her intricate designs — on her face.  “To...

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